With the new Mac Pro capable of powering three 4k displays, new MacBook Pros with Thunderbolt 2 and 4K HDMI 1.4 in many hands and Apple taking its sweet time to release its own monitor, an affordable 4k display is something many people are searching out right now. ASUS, at the Consumer Electronics Show, has just unveiled a new 28-inch 4k monitor that will retail for just $799. Currently, ASUS’ 31.5-inch 4k offering comes in at over $3,000, and while the price difference between the two is major, there doesn’t appear to be a gap in features (via Engadget).
ASUS’s 28-inch 4k monitor will pack a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160, just like its larger sibling. As far as ports go, we’re looking at one DisplayPort and one MHL-capable HDMI port. The monitor has a fully rotatable design, as well as a quick 1ms response time.
Seiki has also announced a new 4k monitor option. We reviewed the company’s 39-inch model last month and were very fond of it, especially its affordable price. We even told you how to build a Hackintosh capable of powering it. Now, Seiki says its new 28-inch monitor will be even cheaper than its 39-inch option, which currently goes for $499.99 on Amazon. Seiki’s 28-inch model will pack three HDMI ports, one VGA input, and a composite input. Seiki hasn’t officially announced a release date, though they told us sometime in the first half of this year.
As it teased last year, Dell is also showing off its budget 4k monitor at CES this year. Also coming in at 28-inches, Dell says the monitor will run just $699, making it cheaper than both Asus’ and Lenovo’s offerings. It’s also going to beat both to market with a release date of January 23rd.
Finally, Lenovo is also showing off a 4k monitor that is also 28-inches and will run $799. Shipments for it will begin in April.